I was fortunate to receive an advance copy of The Outsiders, due for publication in July 2012. It is Gerald Seymour’s 29th novel and in it he revisits some of his usual themes, namely organised crime (see Killing Ground, The Untouchable, Rat Run and The Collaborator) and government-sanctioned extra-legal murder (see Harry’s Game, At Close… Read More »
As promised here are my comments on the Avengers. I’m going to try and avoid spoilers so rather than dwell too much on the plot I’ll stick to some general comments on the characters. The move clocked in at well over two hours long but it was a “didn’t look at my watch once” movie.… Read More »
I was lucky enough to see The Avengers last night when it opened here in the UK. Wow. A more detailed review will follow in time. Until then I thought I would share one thought with you: Namely that Maria Hill, as played by Cobie Smulders, is a hottie. I have attached pictorial evidence to… Read More »
I’ve not got my hands on this book yet, but as soon as I do it skip right past my current pile of ‘books that I really want to read’. Where to begin? You will either care or you will not. The Dark Tower series is kinda like that. I first attempted to read the… Read More »
A slightly better cover image for The Outsiders has surfaced online in the last week or two so here’s a preview of it. Over the last week or so I have been lucky enough to get reading a pre-publication copy courtesy of the nice folk at Hodder. Currently I’m just past the three-quarters point and… Read More »
Ok, just seen this and it’s worth posting. Here’s a short scene from the upcoming The Avengers movie with Scarlett Johansson as the Black Widow performing her own brand of interrogation. And damn if Joss Whedon hasn’t written the part perfectly. That is Natasha Romanoff from the comics in action. Perfect, perfect, perfect. Follow the… Read More »
I spotted a small cover image for Gerald Seymour’s new novel The Outsiders last night on his agent’s website. The book was previously titled The Graveyard Team and The Innocents. Here’s the new blurb from the same page. The Costa Del Sol: a holiday playground for millions, but also one of the two biggest Europea… Read More »
Meh. Ok. So I should probably write more than that, but it fairly accurately sums up my feelings about this show. It arrived on a sea of hype and word-of-mouth and… Well, it was ‘meh’.